Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

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Consumer Alerts

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Square

Brands: Scharffen Berger
Products: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares (boxes of 48-5oz. Tasting Squares)
Company: The Hershey Company, Hershey PA
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Scharffen Berger Chocolate Tasting Squares as an OU D – Dairy product.  Some boxes of 48 – 5 oz.Tasting Squares bear a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

 

February 24, 2017

Kosher Alert Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno Pasta

Brands: Tarall'Oro
Products: Orecchiotti Arcobaleno
Company: Pastifico Di Bari Rarall'Oro, Italy
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Tarall’Oro Orecchiotti Arcobaleno pasta.  This product contains squid ink.  Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU.  This product is being sold in Europe (and possibly elsewhere).  Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 22, 2017

Kosher Alert Bertolli Balsamic Glaze

Brands: Bertolli
Products: Balsamic Glaze
Company: Deoleo Commercial Mexico
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Bertolli Balsamic Glaze.  Some bottles are labeled with an unauthorized OU.  This product is sold in Mexico (and possibly other locations).   Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 13, 2017

Kosher Alert Speciale Pizza

Brands: Speciale
Products: 2 Inch Gluten Free Frozen Pizza
Company: OSandCO, New Haven CT
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any Speciale products.  Boxes of Speciale 2 Inches – 4 Cheeses Frozen Pizza were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

February 10, 2017

Kosher Advisory Tribe Hummus and Flavor Shot Products

Brands: Tribe
Products: All Tribe Products
Company: Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Taunton MA
Issue:

New Line of Products

Please note that the Orthodox Union currently certifies all varieties of Tribe hummus.  Tribe is launching a new ‘Flavor Shot’ product line.  Tribe Flavor Shot products are sold separately from the hummus and are meant to be mixed into the hummus.  The Flavor Shot products are not currently certified by the Orthodox Union and do not bear the OU symbol. 

 

February 7, 2017

Kosher Alert Reggano Pasta with Cheese

Brands: Reggano
Products: Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese; Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar; Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs
Company: Aldi Inc. Batavia, IL
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Reggano Pasta Entrée Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese;  Pasta Entrée Shells & White Cheddar;  Pasta Entrée Angel Hair & Herbs.  An unauthorized OU was printed on some of these products.  The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

January 31, 2017

OU Kosher Advisory – Yoshon

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The OU’s Yoshon Department is pleased to confirm that the following OU certified products and establishments are Yoshon and do not contain any spring wheat harvested in 2016.

• Gefilte Fish with the following brand names:

A & B
Dagim
Manischewitz
Mother’s
Mrs. Adler’s
Rokeach.
Unger

• Matzos with the following brand names:

Horowitz Margareten
Manischewitz
Mishpacha
Rokeach

• Flour with the following brand names and any stipulations noted here:

Gold Medal from the KC factory (KC is printed next to the date)
Heckers (all)
Masbia (must state Yoshon on the label)
Purasnow from General Mills

• Supermarket Deli and Fish departments at the following chains and locations:

Shoprite
Aberdeen, NJ
Boundbrook, NJ
East Brunswick, NJ
East Windsor, NJ
Lawrenceville, NJ
Marlboro, NJ
Neptune, NJ

• Bakeries:

Gelbstein’s (Lakewood, NJ)
Tel Aviv (Chicago, Il)

All products under the Mendelsohn’s brand name

All products under the Kemach brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)

All wheat in General Mills cereals is winter wheat

All OU certified products produced in Israel

All products under the brand name Pita Express.

Laffas and pitas serves at Pita Express NYC.

All products under the L’Esti Desserts brand name

Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher Candies from The Hershey Company

All products under the Gefen brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)

All products under the Kedem brand name (must state Yoshon on the label)

The following products under the brand name Macabee

Mozzarella Sticks (both 7oz and 2lb packages which state Yoshon on the label)

Breaded Eggplant Cutlet (10oz)

Breaded Eggplant Sticks (8oz)

 

We will share additional information as it becomes available.

January 27, 2017

Kosher Alert Golden Flake Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips

Brands: Golden Flake
Products: Hot Thin & Crispy 5.0 oz. Potato Chips
Company: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., Hanover PA
Issue:

Dairy Product in Pareve Packaging

The Orthodox Union certifies Golden Flake Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips as an OU product.  A certified OU D product was mistakenly packed in the packaging of 5 oz. Hot Thin & Crispy Potato Chips, labeled with a plain OU.  This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Gell Singh Light Salsa de Soja

Brands: Gell Singh
Products: Light Salsa de Soja
Company: Saldiet, Argentina
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Gell Singh products. Gell Singh Salsa de Soja sold in Argentina (and possibly elsewhere) bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

January 18, 2017

Kosher Alert Tropic Life Canned Mandarin

Brands: Tropic Life
Products: Tropic Life Canned Mandarin
Company: Veld World, Ukrain
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropic Life canned products. Tropic Life Canned Mandarin bears an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Eastern Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.

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